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Sleek and Sporty 2 by dragonkahn Sleek and Sporty 2 by dragonkahn
Hi, long time no see deviants! ^_^

I've been gone for awhiiiiile now, busy with the other nuisances of life. I don't have the free time that I used to have to dedicate myself to my favorite hobby.

So why all of a sudden am I here again? Well, I'll be getting my dream car, the Infiniti G37, in the next month or so. And something dawned on me while I was looking at the car's curvaceous curves and sexy exterior. I was reminded of a lil piece I did years ago, Sleek and Sporty: [link] , something I imagined that would be branded on my car at the time.

So I am nostaigally revisiting this piece, as I am most proud of this piece too. Sleek and Sporty is also the most ripped of my work. I've seen this ripped in every shape and form, from modified wallpapers to laptop cases to body tattoos to zippo lighters to public school logos to linux system themes and everything in between. It is so widespread, some people go as far as to believe that I am not the original owner and call me a ripper.

I can do nothing more than smirk. Everyone else knows I'm the O.G. hehe.

Thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to report their rip findings to me. Much appreciated.

And I hope you enjoy this revisted piece. ^_^ \/
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:iconcatgel:
Catgel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I make art for freedom fighters ^ cyber terrorists hehe ... this is awesome ! [link]
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:iconcatgel:
Catgel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
OMG !!!!!
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:iconirebel:
irebel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Fantastic work!
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:iconcope57:
Cope57 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you plan on creating a third version?
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:iconmarzez:
MarzEz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa! Just noticed that this was submitted on my birthday!
I love your sleek and sporty design, (as my Avatar shows,) and this certainly adds an interesting twist to things!
Congratulations on creating one of the most popular artworks on the web!
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:iconmottenfest:
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A local game shop is using this as their logo. :\
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
This is being sold [link] #M1016

Don't know if you knew...
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:iconsirrealkiller:
SirRealKiller Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
if they say u r a ripper, i say look at the date posted XD hahahaha that should shut them up
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:iconvfs:
VFS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
A classic wallpaper. Great and original concept!
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:icongfx-shady:
gfx-shady Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist
Great work and beautiful, my dear
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:iconianitainc:
IanITAInc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Featured [link]

Thanks for one of the greatest walls ever made!
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:iconchikta:
Chikta Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Hey this is great mind if I edit it and make my own background?
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:iconstrixcz:
StrixCZ Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great wallpaper... :) :+fav:
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:iconcrimethink:
CrimeThink Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
This is used in the Backtrack 3 Linux logo. (The hackers choice.)
[link]

They're having a logo design contest for the Backtrack 4 logo....
[link]

You should win.

Great design. Love it!
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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
nice
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:iconslayer-1412:
Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Student General Artist
amazing work! :D the dragon really adds the cool effect
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:iconnecro-myke:
necro-myke Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Just thought I'd let you know [link] not sure if they asked for your permission to modify your image.
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:iconelpinoine:
elpinoine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Love it :)
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:iconaraut:
araut Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
very nice, man...still very sleek and sport indeed. better one this one imo. keep it up. :thumbsup:
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:iconinspiretech:
inspiretech Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Simply amazing work. Did remote exploit get permission from you to use the logo?
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:iconlouloudi87:
louloudi87 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
oh wow! I love this new one!! :w00t:
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:iconxseastar:
xSeaStar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Yes I had been wondering whether it was a stock piece. I've also seen it around it various forms. Yours is still the best =D

The extra curl is a nice touch.
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:icondragonkahn:
dragonkahn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
definitely not from a stock piece... whatever you see out there are rips from my work.
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:iconxseastar:
xSeaStar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Lol okay. I'll report the rips to you next time I see one =D
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:iconheira:
heira Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
nice~
ty for the fyi. :D
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:iconevil-pumpkin:
evil-pumpkin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Even better than the original!! :D
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:iconjustanotherfool:
justanotherfool Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Oh man, you have no idea how many mobile phone background versions of this I've seen over the years...

Cheers for the bump, had almost forgotten about this =]
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:iconjimfield:
JimField Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Damn sleek man, these are awesome :highfive:
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:iconcdredadragon:
CDReDaDRaGoN Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
like the second version!
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:iconmattzani:
MattZani Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Got it as my wallpaper, just resized it to my Res in PS.
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:icondennyd:
dennyd Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Just installed a login screen theme on my Linux system that used the original sleek+sporty image as a background (with proper credit, you'll be pleased to hear). I run widescreens, so I've edited the theme to use this image instead. It's a really nice piece - both versions.

Thanks for sharing your work :)
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:iconcristianjereghi:
CristianJereghi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
I'm goig to use this bootsplashscreen on my Kubuntu, thank you VM ) plaese feel free to enter my gallery)
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:iconhugo07:
HuGo07 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Timeless classic never far from my desktop, awesome picture!
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:iconikkejr:
IkKeJr Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
simply beautifull
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:iconblackbelt777:
blackbelt777 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome
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:iconyyyooo:
yyyooo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
and man i see u're 'sleek and sporty' on drawing blocks in romania.u can make a lots of money on copyrights
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:iconsenoririgoletto:
senoririgoletto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Like the first version: sexy & powerfull !!!
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:iconstoptheinsanity:
stoptheinsanity Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
you should save as png to fix that gradient..
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:iconpolark:
polark Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Very nice!
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:iconcruise:
cruise Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
I do like this one better, but...man, it's hard to choose :P The first version is my wallpaper, and this will be my new one, but I really prefer the wings on the original version....but this is a better centre piece and tail :D
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:iconzeelium:
ZeeLiuM Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
farout man... very sleek and very sporty i like it heaps

very cool design ;)
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:iconmojaam:
mojaam Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Yeh, I can only imagine, thanks for keepin yo head up and not letting all these imitators get you. One of the best wallpapers made :nod:
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:iconfirstfooter:
firstfooter Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
would be forever grateful if you could do a 1440x900 version :please:
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:iconvervex:
vervex Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Every better than the first! Lovely work :)
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:iconalshrim:
Alshrim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I, too, had it tatooed on my arm - and whenever someone asks where i got it - i point them to your Deviation of the original. Rest assured, that the tattoo place that i went to DID NOT keep the stencil - they are completely against keeping other people's work..

I got it done as a complete homage to your orig. Sleek and Sporty and hope that you view that as a form of my utmost respect .. i love it..

This new one ROCKS... nice and subtle changes... beautiful..
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:iconfoshizzle383:
foshizzle383 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
DK!
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:icondjpreach:
djpreach Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Some of us still remember the times long ago. Truth be told I was utterly shocked when I saw this in my message centre. Its great to see you're still alive and well, atleast I hope. For what its worth, all the ripping other people have done of your work should only serve as flattery. I hope this isn't the last we've seen of you.
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:iconreal-creative:
real-creative Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007   Photographer
thanks for the remake :)
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:iconzato-2two:
zato-2two Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
Ah memories, I do remember when this was not nearly as Sleek and Sporty, but has now been perfected to optimum Sleek and Sporty-ness.

Good to see you still around. =D
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